Don't forget to bring a presta-to-shraeder adapter

If you bought your bike in a bike shop, there's a big chance that you're using presta tire valves. What's a presta valve and how is it different from the valve commonly used by cars, you ask? The image below illustrates it nicely:

As you can see, it would be very difficult to pump air into your tires with presta valves using the normal air compressors found in gasoline stations. That's why we bring our own pumps whenever we ride. But sometimes things don't go according to plan, and this is the reason why I'm recommending that you bring a presta-to-shraeder valve adapter. Here's what it looks like:

It's less than a hundred pesos a pop and it can probably save you the hassle of looking for a ride home. It's available in most bike shops.


Anonymous said…
where can you buy this in metro manila?